Saturday, May 24, 2008

be cool, go green


Gone are the days people would often raise an eyebrow when referring to tree huggers, energy conservers and so on. It is so not granola these days but rather even chic to be socially responsible. I admit growing up I would often tune a deaf year to "saving the planet", ignorantly thinking, what can I do that will really matter. I am so ashamed, what can I not do that will really matter. It is impossible to ignore the devasting effects that are occuring by our out of control energy consumption when it hits the wallet. There is so much more to it than keeping lights off and using less water at home. Search out how much energy and water go into producing our everday products that we are too lazy to recycle. Anyway you look at it 99% of people are, or will soon be, affected by the price of oil. If it doesn't put a strain on your own budget you probably are at a company that it does. And if your business doesn't depend on oil enough to make a difference, your customers do, there is no getting around it.
Yes it's true my initial focus to go green was to cut my own costs. But the more I look into how I can save myself money I am devestated by how huge the problem is on a much higher level. EVERYONE has to do there part, ignore it and just keep watching those prices go up, that is one fact we can not ignore.

How are you going green?

5 comments:

Lisa R.D. said...

I feel the same way--it took me a long time to even get a recycling bin and now I am amazed at how little "real garbage" we have.

Darleen said...

I'm trying my best to live more green. It is a lifestyle change--that's for sure. Breaking the bad habits and trying to be more cautious of the world around us. But we need to start so our children learn the importance.

julie said...

I need to do better. I know it. It's just sometimes so overwhelming for me with everything else I have to do. But I hear you on the price of gas. It's killing me. I wish I could trade my car in for a six seater bike... :)

Anonymous said...

Being green....what a perfect contribution to our kids future! Living in California, we're constantly reminded of the "green" mission. We're doing our best day by day to go green. It's definitely a process, but the longterm effects far outway the price you pay to convert. Thanks for the post! It's nice to hear others are conscious of it!

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